In her “Solo for Voice and Electronics” Alessandra Eramo creates a collage of hypnotic soundscapes and voices to move beyond sound into more visceral layers of poetic expression. Beat-boxing, tongueclicking, screeching, hissing – in an immersive performance, Eramo explores trance-like states in singing – Her extended voice forms abstract sounds, crude noise, fragmented words, and unknown languages, interweaving a dynamic use of analog electronic instruments and pre-recorded sonic material. In reference to sound poetry, the performance is both an acoustic and physical experience, like a spiritual exercise shared with the audience.
Alessandra Eramo performs her new composition “Tracing South” released in April 2019 on LP on Corvo Records. A sonic enchantment where polyphonic singing, repetition, dissonance and overtones are pushing the listener out of the comfort zone. Reflecting on the Mediterranean Sea as a human and spiritual dimension, but now also as a vast and silent migrant cemetery, Eramo’s work oscillates between the caress of tender melodies and the brutal energy of noise eruptions. Kindly supported by Musikfonds. Promotion of Contemporary Music. German Ministry of Culture and Media.
Alessandra Eramo (*1982 Taranto, Italy) is a Berlin-based sound artist and vocalist. She works with performance and other media such as installation, video, text, drawing and intervention in the public space, exploring latent acoustic territories of the human voice and Noise as socio-political matter. She has exhibited and performed widely at festivals and institutions including: Liminaria/Manifesta12 Palermo, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tempo Reale Festival Florence, Heroines of Sound Festival Berlin, Tsonami Festival de Arte Sonoro Chile, PACT Zollverein Essen, Roulette New York, Audiorama Stockholm, Italian Pavilion in the World/54th Venice Biennale. Alongside her solo work, she has collaborated with many acclaimed composers, choreographers, artists and poets a.o.: Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, Zorka Wollny, Brandon LaBelle, Noha Ramadan, Ines Lechleitner, Doug Van Nort, SJ Fowler, Gabriel Dharmoo, Irena Tomažin, Tomomi Adachi, Seiji Morimoto, and Marta Zapparoli.
Alessandra Eramo is kindly supported by Musikfonds e.V., Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien